Diseases of the Eye (Classic Reprint)by L. Webster Fox
The following treatise is the outgrowth of a series of lectures delivered by the author at the Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital during the last ten years. Its object is not to supply a mere ephemeral sketch of existing information on ophthalmology, but to provide a digested summary of the known facts for use of students who in
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The following treatise is the outgrowth of a series of lectures delivered by the author at the Medico-Chirurgical College and Hospital during the last ten years. Its object is not to supply a mere ephemeral sketch of existing information on ophthalmology, but to provide a digested summary of the known facts for use of students who in after-life become practitioners of medicine. This work is based on an extended experience. The author has aimed at simplicity of diction in an effort to present to them, in language they can comprehend, the principles which underlie the normal as well as the pathological changes that take place in the eye and its appendages.
Common knowledge as regards the subject of ophthalmology has been freely used, supplemented, however, by the authors own views of pathology and methods of treatment, together with the results of the most recent investigations and experiments. The arrangement of the work differs materially from most text-books on the subject. The diseases are considered according to the structures attacked in the order in which they are encountered in going from without inward. Refraction and ametropia are consequently considered in the latter part of the book on account of the influence they exert on all ocular conditions. Among the articles of special importance, the reader's attention is directed particularly to those upon albuminuric retinitis, hæmorrhagic retinitis, lid operations, declinations of the retinal meridians, cataract, glaucoma, and diseases of the orbit. In the line of therapy, X-ray work is undoubtedly the most beneficial of the recent discoveries. The subconjunctival injection of salt solutions in iritis and corneal ulcers, peridectomy in pannus, grattage in trachoma, and the use of opaque slips combined with correcting lenses for conical cornea, are likewise given the prominence to which they are entitled in the subject of treatment.
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